MOBILE, Ala. (astateredwolves.com) – The Arkansas State University women's cross country team was unable to defend its conference title but nevertheless recorded a highly-respectable third-place performance at the 2014 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Cross Country Championships held this Sunday (Nov. 2) in Mobile, Ala.
The Red Wolves, who were the 2013 conference champions, compiled 64 points on the 5k USS Alabama Memorial Park course to finish four points in back of second-place Appalachian State (60 points) in the 11-team field. UT Arlington won the conference meet by producing a 51-point team score. Louisiana-Lafayette finished in fourth place with 135 points and Georgia State rounded out the top five by tallying 150 points.
Behind those four for A-State were senior Bailey Eller who placed 22nd as a result of running an 18:01.4 time and was followed by senior Heather Newberry's 26th-place time of 18:12.2. Senior Chelsey Roberson took 33rd place by posting an 18:31.0 time while sophomore Lindsey Mills ended up garnering 57th with a 19:43.9 time.
Following the meet, Rexi Parcells received first-team all-conference recognition with her third-place finish while Abbey Dixon was named to the second team. Tilda Helgesson was a repeat third-team all-league selection by virtue of placing among the 11th through 15th-place finishers.